initiator: Pons, count of Tripoli, and his wife Sicilia
recipient: Hospital of the poor on Mont Pèlerin
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Feb. 8. Mont Pèlerin. Pons, gratia Dei comes Tripolis, and his wife Cecilia, the daughter of the king of France, with the agreement of their son Raymond, make an eleemosynary grant to the hospital of the poor [hospitale pauperum] on Mont Pèlerin belonging to the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. Confirming everything it possesses in the county, they refer specifically to the following villae which Raymond I and Pons’s father Bertrand had given: Misdelia, just as Bertrandus prior had it on the day the church of St John in the hospital [hospitale] on Mont Pèlerin was dedicated, the territory of which is limited by the river that runs to Mont Pèlerin, and the boundaries of the villae of Ardacium, Alma, Bethsama, Bethsedion and Ceraphtenie, which belongs to the church of Bethlehem; Bahani; Cornonium; Coliath; Aroath; Cendiana; Apia; Villa Sicca; Durcarbe; Baho, which is situated ad motam de Bochea; Theledehep and Cartamare in the territory of Rafania; the besants that Count William had levied on the cattle [bubus] of the Suriani working in the villae; lands beyond the bridge at Mont Pèlerin given by Raymond I and Bertrand, together with a vineyard which is next to the cemetery of the church of St John; a magnificent house [domum obtimam] by the sea in the port of Tripoli; a field [campus] just outside [ante] the city of Tripoli; freedom from teloneum in the port of Tripoli and in the platea, so that the men of the Hospital can buy and sell without exaction, a privilege confirmed by Bernardus Tripolitanus episcopus, with the consent of Garsio cantor and all his chapter. Pons gives the Hospital some mansiones, a garden, an oven and a vineyard at Archae; a mansio at Felicium; 2 mansiones and a vineyard at Cratum. He confirms everything given to the Hospital at Tortosa or in its territory or in the castle [castrum] called Kamel, or elsewhere, together with mills at Kamel; the villae, lands and houses, mills, oven and bath house given by Raymond I and Bertrand in the city of Rafania and its territory, so that a hospital for the poor [hospicium pauperum], which was held by Galterius, could be built there. Pons gives permission to all men who hold lands of him to give the Hospital 1 villanus each. He adds a vineyard at Kafaracha, from which 100 jarrae of wine can be produced. He confirms the gifts made by his barones at the time the church of St John the Baptist on Mont Pèlerin was consecrated, with the agreement of Bernardus Tripolitanus episcopus, Geraldus Rafaniensis episcopus and Raimundus Tortosanus episcopus. Signatories: Poncius, comes Tripolitanus, who had this charter issued when the church of St John the Baptist on Mont Pèlerin was consecrated; Cecilia, comitissa et uxor, regis Francorum filia; Rogerius constabularius; Petrus de Podio Laurentii; Guillelmus de Verduno; Poncius de Fos; Raimundus de Cartellano; Hugo Ebraiacensis;Bernardus de Congusto; Geraldus de Ussel; Poncius Umberti; Guillelmus scriptor, who wrote the charter at Mont Pèlerin; Dominicus Tripolitani episcopi subdiaconus, who drew up the charter. Count Pons of Tripoli then handed the charter to dominus Raymundus, prior Hospitalis Iherosolimitani.
Feb. 8. Mont Pèlerin. Pons, gratia Dei comes Tripolis, and his wife Cecilia, the daughter of the king of France, with the agreement of their son Raymond, make an eleemosynary grant to the hospital of the poor [hospitale pauperum] on Mont Pèlerin belonging to the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx, Cart Hosp 1:76-8, no. 82 (RRH no. 118)